Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wages of Wins on Mean Willie Green

Over at the Wages of Wins, they have a post up on "bad" players in the NBA. And the poster child for this post? It's no other than the Sixers' Willie Green.

I've never been a Willie Green fan, so I wasn't surprised to find out that someone else thinks he isn't a good player. On the other hand, I was astounded at how bad he is when evaluated by the Wins Produced metric. The short version: If the Sixers replaced him with an average shooting guard for the minutes he played last season (1,842 minutes), they would have won 8.4 more games. Put another way (as they do): Willie Green is as far below the average as Kobe Bryant is above it. Ouch!

The good news from all this: The post focused on Willie Green because the Wages of Wins was working on a post reviewing the 2006-07 Sixers and this information cropped up, so a full preview of the Sixers will be up at some point in the near future.

The other good news from all this: In response to a comment I left, Berri said that he didn't think the Sixers would be as bad as Hollinger's projection. I'll count that as good news, although he didn't indicate how much better he though the Sixers would be than that projection.

I'll be interested to see his preview.

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